Old Eagles Building Ready For New Life As Arts Center In York

Before any artists could move in, the decades-old paneling and drop ceilings definitely had to go.

“We kind of undid the  ’70s,” Blanda Nace said as he climbed a newly renovated staircase toward a giant rectangular room on the top floor. When the building belonged to the Fraternal Order of Eagles, this was the “ritual room,” Nace said, smiling.

Someday soon, the York County Industrial Development Authority (YCIDA) project manager is hoping the ritual room will be the site of education seminars, wedding receptions and community banquets — the cherry on top of a $2.5 million makeover for the downtown building.

Read more: http://www.yorkdispatch.com/news/ci_19987268

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